Tesla STEM - Bhowal and Porwal

Two rising seniors from Nikola Tesla STEM High School (Tesla STEM) used mapping to tackle an important issue for a local endangered species. Siddhant Porwal and Druhin Bhowal brought awareness to the Southern Resident Orca Whale (SROW) population decline through state and national ArcGIS mapping competitions.



    Make a High School and Beyond Plan

    What is the High School and Beyond Plan?

    Culminating Outcome: A high school graduation plan prepared for options in career, college, and life. The High School & Beyond Plan helps students gain knowledge and skills to plan current and future goals. Students revise their plan annually to accommodate changing interests, personalized pathway choices and post-secondary goals on what they expect to do following high school graduation. Post-secondary aspirations may include pathways for application to four-year colleges or universities, two-year community or technical colleges, apprenticeship programs, industry standard certificate programs, military training or on-the-job training and workforce entry.

    High School and Beyond Plan state guidelines:

    • Identification of career goals, aided by skills and career interest survey assessments and identification of educational goals for graduation and beyond 
    • A four-year plan for courses taken in high school that satisfies state and local graduation requirements and aligns with students' secondary and postsecondary goals that may include education, training and careers
    • Options for satisfying state and local graduation requirements, academic acceleration, dual credit courses, Career and Technical Education programs and graduation pathway options
    • Resume or activity log, that includes the student’s education, work experience, community service, including how districts recognize community service (RCW 28A.320.193)
    • Evidence that the student has received information on federal and state financial aid


    Scope and sequence: Grades 6-12